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Sediments Along Southern Coast of Louisiana, USA – November 21st, 2012

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November 21st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

USA – November 19th, 2012

Sediments seep out of the shores of southern Louisiana, particularly around the mouth of the Mississippi River (lower right), giving the waters of the Gulf of Mexico varying brown and green hues. Sediments and algal growth can also be seen in Lake Pontchartrain, with the city of New Orleans visible as a grey area along its southern shores.

Fires in Louisiana, USA – April 25th, 2012 – Eosnap Celebrates its 5000th Post!

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April 25th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Fires in Louisiana, USA - April 24th, 2012

Texas Bays - April 21st, 2012

Sediments - April 18th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires both east and west of the Mississippi River are visible in this image of Louisiana, USA. The largest fire can be observed near the coast to the east of New Orleans, releasing a plume of smoke in a southerly direction.

New Orleans appears as a greyish tan area on the banks of the Mississippi River and the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Sediments from the Mississippi River color the waters of the Gulf of Mexico a brown color in the delta region. A slight phytoplankton bloom can be seen near the bottom edge in the lower left quadrant.

The detail images show sediments in the Gulf of Mexico: the first focuses on sediments in the gulf between the city of Houston, Texas (left) and Vermilion Bay, Louisiana (right). The bay is full of brown sediments, while those further down the coast line create swirled patterns of green and blue. The second detail images shows sediments in numerous, interconnected bays along the coast of Texas, approaching the border with Mexico.

New Orleans and Sediments from Mississippi River, USA

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April 15th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - April 13th, 2012

The city of New Orleans can be observed as a greyish tan area on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain, near the center of this image. The city is located in the Mississippi Delta, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. Here, tan sediments can be seen spilling from the river into the gulf. Environmental problems along the coast include erosion and wetland loss.

New Orleans and Mobile Bay Along Southern USA Shoreline

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August 10th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - August 1st, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image stretches along the southern shoreline of the United States of America along the Gulf of Mexico, from Louisiana (left), to Mississippi, to Alabama, to the Florida Panhandle (right, visible upon opening full image). New Orleans and part of the Mississippi River Delta arm, in Louisiana, can also be seen entering the image from the left edge.

Bodies of water of note in this image include Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, and Mobile Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama. Its mouth is formed by the Fort Morgan Peninsula on the eastern side and Dauphin Island, a barrier island on the western side.

Sunglint Highlights Mississippi River and Delta, USA – June 3rd, 2011

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June 3rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

USA - May 18th, 2011

Sun glint on the various bodies of water in this image makes it easy to see the contours of the Mississippi River Delta, in Louisiana, USA, on the Gulf of Mexico.

The glint also highlights the path of the Mississippi River on the way to the delta, passing through the city of New Orleans on the southern shores of Lake Pontchartrain.